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There are 7 ways to get from İzmit to Istanbul by bus, train, ferry, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Pamukkale  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmit to Istanbul Otogari

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İzmit to İstanbul 64.3 miles

$3

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from İzmit to Gebze Yht / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$8 - $12

Train, Metro, ferry  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from İzmit to Pendik Yht
  2. Take the Metro from Kartal to Kadikoy M4
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$5

Bus MetroTurizm  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmit to Alibeyköy

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from İzmit to Istanbul 64.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from İzmit to Istanbul 64.3 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from İzmit to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 16 ₺ and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from İzmit to Istanbul is to taxi which costs 230 ₺ - 280 ₺ and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between İzmit and Istanbul is 86 km. The road distance is 102.8 km.

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The best way to get from İzmit to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 13 min and costs 25 ₺ - 35 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from İzmit to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between İzmit to Istanbul is 103 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from İzmit to Istanbul.

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There are 2245+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between İzmit and Istanbul. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from İzmit to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 53.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between İzmit, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Pamukkale operates a bus from İzmit to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min.

Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from İzmit to Gebze
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from İzmit to Pendik
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmit to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Izmit to Alibeyköy
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İzmit to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from İzmit to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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